ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year.
"I am extremely excited about the reality of connecting and networking with great minds who are passionate about making positive impact in their society. Being a millennium fellow is a great platform to advance Sustainable Development Goals and create impacts in our various societies.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The Teens Leadership Training project came about when need for high school students to be well developed in leadership and public speaking skills was realized. The project aims to train high school students in Nigeria on the basic skills of being an ideal leader and empowering them to become great public speakers. The project will also provide mentorship opportunities for student-leaders in order to guide and also encourage their leadership abilities. By December 2018, the project would have impacted and empowered the lives of over 1000 high school students in Nigeria on leadership and public speaking skills and also fueled the interests of these students to aspire to be outstanding leaders in any leadership position they find themselves. Also, the project would help to facilitate mentorship opportunities for high school students to guide them through the process of securing leadership position and other opportunities that may come their way. The project is set to advance SDG 4 and UNAI principle 2.
About the Millennium Fellow
Oluwafunmilola Adeola is a 4th year Law student at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She has held leadership positions such as: the General Secretary of her Hall of Residence and one other organization on campus. Also, she is a beneficiary of the SDGs (female special scholarship award) in Nigeria and she believe that it is highly pertinent that she gives back to the society. She is an individual who is interested in the development of high school students and to instill in them the desire to be an ideal 21st century leader in any leadership position they find themselves. The teens leadership training project came about when she realized that most teenagers lack the ideal leadership skills to prepare them for future leadership positions.